There are 57 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland today, according to the Department of Health.
They also announced that of the cases notified today:
- 29 are men / 28 are women
- 70 per cent are under 45 years of age
- 31 are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case
- 8 cases have been identified as community transmission
In terms of the location of new cases, the department confirmed that 19 cases are located in Kildare, 11 in Dublin, 10 in Offaly, seven in Limerick, and the rest of the cases are in Clare, Cork, Galway, Kerry and Wicklow
Yesterday it was announced that there were 68 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed Ireland, according to the Department of Health.
No new deaths related to the disease were also reported, leaving the death toll at 1,772 in the State.
Of the new cases, 41 were confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case, while two cases were identified as community transmission.
Meanwhile, Ireland has surpassed the UK’s incidence rate of Covid-19 following a surge in cases over the past number of weeks.
The 14-day incidence rate of the virus in the Republic has increased to 16.9 cases per 100,000, according to data from the European Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC).
Meanwhile, the UK’s incidence rate currently sits at 16.5, with over 311,000 confirmed cases and 46,574 deaths recorded due to the virus.